As I read commentaries on this passage, I was struck by the sheer volume of information available and the multitude of views on eschatology that were being presented. One could study these passages and try to figure out the “who-what-where-when-why” of Bible prophecy. It also struck me that a person could read these chapters, and MISS an important point seen in the repetition of the phrases:
- that the nations may KNOW me (God)
- I will vindicate MY holiness
- I will show my greatness and holiness
- I will make myself KNOWN in the eyes of many nations
- Then they will know that I am the LORD
- My holy name I will make known
- Let not my holy name be profaned
- I show my glory, declares the LORD God
- I will set my glory among the nations
- I will be jealous for my holy name
- And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel
Don’t miss the main point of Ezekiel 38-39: The LORD, our God, is high and holy and great and jealous. Everything He does has His glory and name and reknown on the line. Whether He acts in mercy or judgment, He intends that we see His glory, His holiness, His greatness..and that we KNOW Him and that the nations KNOW Him.
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
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Ezekiel is an amazing book. I have been hooked on Revelation for several years, but I need to go back and read Ez & its commentaries again. Took a precept class on it 2 yrs ago. It is a very intense book!
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